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All People Over 35 Should Be Dead

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I don't know who wrote this but I like it. And, having just had another birthday, it made me laugh:

People over 35 should all be dead.

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends! We went outside and found them.

We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them!


Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good...

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

[ July 11, 2003, 09:05 AM: Message edited by: Inspector Gadget ]
post #2 of 10
Way to go Dr. Seuss, [img]smile.gif[/img] and so very true!
post #3 of 10
Happy Birthday, IG!
post #4 of 10
People over 35 should all be dead.

Dead People Are Cool.
post #5 of 10
Originally posted by Bonni:
Dead People Are Cool.
... and moldy

(unless they were buried in the desert, in which case they might not be cool)


P.S. I'm still under 35!
post #6 of 10
My daughter made the HONOR ROLL! Yeah right! She cut so many classes that she got no cedits for her junior year in HS ....but she made the "honor roll". Half of the classes she took were questionable and bogus to boot. Just what the hell is "Adaptive", or "Study Skills"?

My ski racer 13 year old has never made the honor roll. He's 99 percentile in math and science...... accepeted to the Johns Hopkins Jr. program ....... doesn't give a hoot about Spanish so he only gets a C+.

Take a guess which kid is going to make it?
post #7 of 10
Thooooose were the daaaaaaayyyyysss!
post #8 of 10
I suppose Dead People in the desert would be neither "cool" nor "moldy"....but mummified. At the very minimum, here today, Dead People would be room temperature, or very near lifelike at about 92.

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Thread Starter 
Originally posted by skier_j:
Happy Birthday, IG!
Thank you skier_j, very kind of you. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

post #10 of 10
great! Happy birthday from someone sho has a child broke her arm, collar bone and ankle not to mention countless stitches. We played hard!
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